Top 5 Tips for International Applicants

As the February 15 deadline approaches for Fall 2016 International applicants, our admissions staff are processing a deluge of applications. Here are some tips to help your application through the process.

Two parts to the application
The application consists of the UIC Liautaud application (Apply Yourself), the UIC Supplemental application (University application) and the $70 application fee. When you are directed to the UIC Supplemental application, this is treated as a separate account. Please follow the prompts to create a new account login. These three components are due by February 15, 2016.

The Apply Yourself application is used by the Admissions Committee for departmental review. The Supplemental application is used by the Office of Admissions for University admittance. The UIC Supplemental application is a brief application where you will pay the $70 application fee and upload your academic credentials. Applicants will be required to upload their academic credentials (transcripts/marksheets/degree certificates/IELTS) as a single PDF file to the "CRDS" checklist link in the supplemental application. The Office of Admissions will review your documents, and if you studied outside the United States, a non-refundable $30 International Credential Evaluation fee will be assessed. The Office of Admissions will send a reminder email to log in to the Supplemental application to submit this fee.

Keep it consistent
It is very important that your full name is consistent throughout the application, your application documents and on your submitted test scores. You don't want your scores to go missing because they are under a different name.

Check your status anytime
You can log in to your Apply Yourself application at any time, even after submitting it, to check on your application status, view which documents are missing and upload documents. You can also log in to the Supplemental application to upload academic credentials.

Online application – stay green!
Our application process is paperless. Applicants must submit all documents electronically. Mailed documents will not be processed. Applicants have a one month grace period to submit all documents and scores, which are due March 15, 2016.

You will only be asked to submit official sealed documents to the University Office of Admissions once you are admitted. Most students submit these during their first semester.

Questions?
Please contact us if you have any application issues or questions. Our application system is not automatic; our staff manually update applications, so if you don't see a change immediately, don't worry. We ask that you please give our office at least a week to update your application file. Lastly, please address all questions to lgsb@uic.edu. Do not address questions to the director of the program.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to reviewing your application!